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October Newsletter

Find out how we're celebrating Halloween and LGBT History this month at the Library!
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Reverse Trick-or-Treat Chill out with games LGBT History Month

Reverse Trick-or-Treat

by Katherine Sleyko

Don't want to dress up for Halloween? You don't have to! We'll be the dressed-up ones for this kind of trick-or-treat challenge.

Stop by the library on October 31st, and all day long us library workers will be dressed up in their most Halloweeny wear! Ask any of the employees with a purple lanyard for a spooky treat. We'll have candy, of course, but we'll also offer bookmarks, pencils, and other goodies if candy isn't your thing.

We can't wait to see you then!

Chill out with Games

by Katherine Sleyko

Want to find a place to relax? Try the library!

We've just introduced new activities like puzzles and chess for midterms, but we want to keep them all year round. Take a look at some of the folks enjoying these games!

people playing giant chessperson putting puzzle togetherpeople playing regular-sized chess  

LGBT History Month

October is the month that America celebrates LGBT history. Chosen to coincide with National Coming Out Day, this history month was first celebrated in 1994.

Want to know more about the contributions that LGBT people have made throughout history? Or some specifically dedicate Try these books first.

Cover: Queer Clout

Queer clout: Chicago and the rise of gay politics

Timothy Stewart-Winter

The boys of fairy town: sodomites, female impersonators, third-sexers, pansies, queers, and sex morons in Chicago's first century

Jim Elledge

Cover: Do you remember house?

Do you remember house?: Chicago's queer of color undergrounds

Micah E. Salkind

Cover: Queer: a graphic history

Queer: a graphic history

Meg-John Barker

Cover: True sex: the lives of trans men at the turn of the twentieth century

True sex: the lives of trans men at the turn of the twentieth century

Emily Skidmore

Cover: Sweet tea

Sweet tea: Black gay men of the South

E. Patrick Johnson

Cover: Sapphistries : a global history of love between women

Sapphistries: a global history of love between women

Leila J. Rupp

Cover: Amigas y amantes

Amigas y amantes: sexually nonconforming Latinas negotiate family

Katie Acosta

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